Why Home Stage: 10 Reasons Why It Is Important To Do It
10 REASONS WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO DO IT BEFORE PUTTING PROPERTY ON THE MARKET
STAGED PROPERTIES SELL FASTER AND ACHIEVE BETTER PRICE
Here is how it works:
- ACHIEVE MORE VIEWINGS
When buying or renting a property first impressions are crucial. These days 95% of people search online so their first encounter with a property will be the photograph. This is where home staging comes into place, it helps create that beautiful picture which will get people to come and view the property.
The more viewings, the more potential offers and a faster sale.
- EMPTY PROPERTIES ARE NOT APPEALING
Empty properties, even when they are brand new or freshly re-decorated, can appear cold and uninviting – many people cannot envisage how to use a certain space. Home staging helps potential buyers see what they can do with it and it will make them want to live in it.
According to industry analysis staged properties sell up to 3 times faster than non-staged.
Engaging a home staging professional before the property goes on the market helps avoid inevitable reductions in price when the property stays on the market for the long time and lower offers and also saves time and money on extra mortgage payments, carrying costs, etc.
It costs more not to stage - the average amount spent on staging is significantly lower that the first price reduction.
- STAND OUT FROM THE COMPETITION
Property styling can transform a typical property into an elegant and inviting home which stands out from the competition. And standing out from the similar properties in the area is crucial in the real estate market.
Home staging professionals will know how to bring the property’s best features to light. Sometimes just simple repositioning of the furniture can make the property appear brighter and more spacious.
It is important to remove any excess of furniture and possessions. Home stager will know which pieces to keep and which to put in storage – the aim is to make the place more neutral and appealing to a wider range of potential buyers.
When selling a property people do not want to invest money and time in a complete interior design project and full refurbishment. Home staging causes much less disruption and it can be done in as little as few hours.
Not all home improvements contribute to the increase in the property value. A home staging professional can save home owners money by helping them avoid spending on unnecessary works and making costly mistakes when decorating on their own.
- AVOID STRESS
Buying and selling property is high on the list of the most stressful situations in life for private home owners. Choosing the right decor for the home can be daunting, we are all exposed to so much choice, in a word, preparing a house for sale requires lots of design skills, time and energy - a home stager will take the headache of the work away from the home owner and help prevent lots of stress and frustration.
- GREAT RETURN ON INVESTMENT
Home staging does not have to cost much, but even when it does, the ROI is great. Typical spend can be 0.5-3% of the property value – the return can be achieving up to 10% more in the sale price.